Sale 610 Lot 12

* [HOGAN, John (1805-1892)]. Thoughts About the City of St. Louis. St. Louis: Republican Steam Press Print, 1854.

8vo (231 x 150 mm). Folding engraved panoramic view on three sheets by Leopold Gast and Brother, 16 engraved plates on 15 leaves. (Table of Contents verso of front wrapper, Addenda recto of back wrapper covered by mounted leaf of text paper as described in Graff.) Original yellow printed wrappers (lightly soiled, short tear at sewing thread); blue cloth slipcase.


FIRST EDITION, the panoramic view depicting "Saint Louis Mo. in 1865," and with plates depicting buildings in the city including the Medical Department at Saint Louis University, the Mercantile Library Hall, the Saint Louis Courthouse, and St. Louis University. EXCEEDINGLY RARE: American Book Prices Current traces no copy of this work at auction in the last 45 years. Graff 1922 (this copy, described as having 17 plates); Howes H-572 (calling for 17 plates); Sabin 32420 (not mentioning any plates); Streeter III:1867 (calling for 16 plates).

Estimate $300-500

Provenance: A. Mann (early signature); Everett D. Graff (1885-1964), Chicago Western Americana collector (bookplate, sold at auction May 1966).

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